Following the murder of a survey technician/draughtman by suspected ritualists at Moniya area of Ibadan, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Oyo state branch has condemned the act.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday by the chairman, Surv. Lamidi Waheed Abiodun, the body commended the Nigeria Police Force for apprehending his suspected killers.
It also called on government to provide adequate security for its members across the state.
The statement reads: “The Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) Oyo State Branch hereby condemns the barbaric murder of a survey technician by suspected ritualists in Moniya area of Ibadan at the weekend.
“Though the deceased was not a Registered Surveyor, and definitely not an NIS member, we are touched by his most gruesome murder, particularly with his beheading by the heartless criminals who are suspected to have killed him for ritual. We pray God to give the family the fortitude to bear this huge loss.
“Information available to the NIS confirmed that the deceased was a survey technician/draughtman until his death.
“The NIS in Oyo state commends the Oyo State Police Command for apprehending his suspected killers. We expect that the command will build on this success by diligently prosecuting the suspects.
“The NIS in Oyo State hereby calls on the government to provide adequate security for its members across the state so we can undertake our work in a safe environment. We urge all security agencies to join hands and work with community leaders in strengthening security around bushy areas where Surveyors mostly work. Security agencies should further publicise their contact telephone lines and other communication channels to make it easy for residents to contact them to volunteer useful information that can lead to prevention of crimes and arrest of suspected criminals.”